How to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age-inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown ...High-flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted.
With a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA's club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction.
But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone.
But all is not lost because Matt has a plan ...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340918531
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Review by nicx27
I've read several books by Mike Gayle, including Turning Thirty which I read quite recently in readiness for Turning Forty, and I have to say that this writer gets better with each book. There's a marked difference for me between the quality of his earlier books and his later ones and I think he's really grown as a writer.In this book we return to the life of Matt Beckford, just about to turn forty and having a bit of a mid-life crisis. As in Turning Thirty, he ends up back in Brum looking up old friends and meeting new ones. I really enjoyed this book. It's a very easy book to read and a very enjoyable and well-written story.